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Canada Basketball – MEDIA ADVISORY  

WHAT:  Media availability post FIBA official draw for the men’s Olympic Qualification Tournaments (OQTs).The draw will determine who and where Team Canada plays for a chance to qualify for Rio 2016.  The draw is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET live on https://www.youtube.com/fiba

WHO:              Jay Triano, Head Coach, Senior Men’s National Team
                                                                   
WHEN:             Tuesday, January 26, 2015
                       4:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:             Conference Call
To receive conference call details please RSVP with Mikaela Berza by 1:00 p.m. ET on January 26th

OQT INFORMATION:

  • The final three OQTs will take place from July 4-10, 2016 in Turin, Italy; Belgrade, Serbia; and Manilla, Philippines
  • The winner of each tournament will qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • A total of 18 teams will compete in three 6-team tournaments
  • Canada and 14 other teams qualified for the OQTs last summer: Angola, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Serbia and Tunisia
  • In line with the final standings of EuroBasket 2015 and the FIBA World Ranking, Latvia, Croatia and Turkey have been invited to complete the 18-team OQT line-ups
  • For more information, visit: http://www.fiba.com/olympic/qualifying

*Times subject to change

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CONTACTS:
Bailey Williams
Canada Basketball
647.460.7976
bwillliams@basketball.ca

Mikaela Berza
Canada Basketball
social@basketball.ca